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The Resource A mattress maker's daughter : the Renaissance romance of Don Giovanni de' Medici and Livia Vernazza, Brendan Dooley

A mattress maker's daughter : the Renaissance romance of Don Giovanni de' Medici and Livia Vernazza, Brendan Dooley

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A mattress maker's daughter : the Renaissance romance of Don Giovanni de' Medici and Livia Vernazza
Title
A mattress maker's daughter
Title remainder
the Renaissance romance of Don Giovanni de' Medici and Livia Vernazza
Statement of responsibility
Brendan Dooley
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Main Description:A Mattress Maker's Daughter richly illuminates the narrative of two people whose mutual affection shaped their own lives and in some ways their times. According to the Renaissance legend, told and retold across the centuries, a woman of questionable reputation bamboozles a middle-aged warrior-prince into marrying her, and the family takes revenge. He is don Giovanni de' Medici, son of the Florentine grand duke; she is Livia Vernazza, daughter of a Genoese artisan. They live in luxury for a while, far from Florence, and have a child. Then, Giovanni dies, the family pounces upon the inheritance, and Livia is forced to return from riches to rags. Documents, including long-lost love letters, reveal another story behind the legend, suppressed by the family and forgotten. Brendan Dooley investigates this largely untold story, among the various settings where episodes occurred, between Florence, Genoa, Venice. In the course of explaining their improbable liaison and its consequences, A Mattress Maker's Daughter explores early modern emotions, material culture, heredity, absolutism, and religious tensions at the crux of one of the great transformations in European culture, society, and statecraft. Giovanni and Livia exemplify changing concepts of love and romance, new standards of public and private conduct, and emerging attitudes toward property and legitimacy just as the age of Renaissance humanism gave way to the culture of Counter Reformation and Early Modern Europe
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
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Dooley, Brendan Maurice
Dewey number
945/.07092
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
DG738.29.M43
LC item number
D66 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
DG738.29.M43
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
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  • Medici, Giovanni de'
  • Vernazza, Livia
  • Princes
  • Soldiers
  • Women
  • Mistresses
  • Couples
  • Renaissance
  • Italy
  • Social change
  • Medici, Giovanni de'
  • Vernazza, Livia
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Couples
  • Manners and customs
  • Mistresses
  • Princes
  • Relations with women
  • Renaissance
  • Social change
  • Soldiers
  • Women
  • Italy
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A mattress maker's daughter : the Renaissance romance of Don Giovanni de' Medici and Livia Vernazza, Brendan Dooley
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The family business -- A mattress maker's daughter -- The heart of combat -- Writing the passions -- A place for things -- Mind over matter -- Durable goods -- Time and memory -- Postscript
Control code
871257828
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780674369092
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674369092
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22573/ctt65vgj7
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871257828
Label
A mattress maker's daughter : the Renaissance romance of Don Giovanni de' Medici and Livia Vernazza, Brendan Dooley
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The family business -- A mattress maker's daughter -- The heart of combat -- Writing the passions -- A place for things -- Mind over matter -- Durable goods -- Time and memory -- Postscript
Control code
871257828
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674369092
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.4159/harvard.9780674369092
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt65vgj7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871257828

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